Author: Matt Watts

Parliament highlights London Duck Tours’ best practice in Parliamentary Review

December 5, 2019 4:54 pm Published by

We are delighted to announce our inclusion in this year’s Parliamentary Review.  The publication aims to share best practice amongst policymakers and business leaders across the UK.  The full article includes an interview with Director, Alistair Bigos and a message from Rt Hon The Lord David Blunkett, MP and Rt Hon The Lord Eric Pickles, MP.  The full article is available by clicking here.

Our service from 18th September

August 21, 2017 6:02 pm Published by

We are sorry to advise that Thames Water has exercised its statutory rights and given notice to acquire our launch pad at Vauxhall.  This means, regretfully, London Duck Tours’ current business of carrying fare paying passengers on the River Thames must cease from 09.00 on Monday 18th September 2017 to make way for the construction of the Thames Tideway Tunnel. Managing Director of London Duck Tours, John Bigos said, “The 18th September will be a very sad day for the company, which was going from strength to strength, but it was vital not to delay construction of this much needed infrastructure project.” “Tourists worldwide and Londoners will surely miss our iconic bright yellow DUKWs travelling around town. They have become... View Article

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4 London Emergencies (and How to Handle Them)

July 21, 2017 4:27 pm Published by

Holidays are meant to be relaxing, but from airports to unusual food, there are a lot of things that can go wrong in the process. Being in a foreign country can make it more difficult to cope with setbacks than when you’re in the comfort of your home country, so here are a few ways to deal with minor emergencies in London to make your life easier. Lost Luggage Each airline will let you know their procedures for finding your luggage or claiming compensation, but in the meantime you’re in London with only the clothes on your back. Most travellers have a set budget, so having to buy a week’s worth of clothes could seriously have an impact on what... View Article

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4 Things You Never Thought You Could Do in London

June 13, 2017 2:23 pm Published by

London is an incredible city, but cities tend to have limitations – things like general landscape/geology and overcrowding often mean that certain activities are off limits unless you’re willing to travel into the countryside. However, London is truly unique in a lot of ways – here are 4 activities you definitely didn’t think you could do in Britain’s capital. Go to a Farm Farms might be something that you associated with the bucolic countryside – vast open fields, roaming livestock, and perhaps a little farm shop. But did you know you can get all of that in the city? London is home to numerous city farms including Hackney City Farm, Hobbledown, Kentish Town City Farm, and Hounslow Urban Farm. These... View Article

5 Common London Myths that Aren’t True

May 25, 2017 9:36 am Published by

London has a long and colourful history, but there are also a lot of myths circulating about London that don’t have any truth about them. Given how many absurd and bizarre tales are true, it can be difficult to distinguish fact from fiction, even for the most seasoned London buffs. Here is some of the most persistent fake news there is about London. Old London Bridge was Not Sold to a Gullible American The story goes that an American bought Old London Bridge thinking that it was Tower Bridge. However, the real story is even stranger – a US businessman called Robert P. McCulloch bought the last London Bridge and brought it to Arizona where it still stands today, in... View Article

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4 Essential Eats When You Visit London

May 18, 2017 9:35 am Published by

British cuisine may not be as widely known or appreciated as Italian or French, but we certainly have some classics that need to be experienced when you visit the UK. Make sure that you don’t leave London without at least trying a few of these! Fish and Chips Fish and chips is a national institution – Winston Churchill called the elements of this dish ‘the good companions’, Michael Jackson liked it with mushy peas, and it’s an essential treat for most British families. Almost 230 fried fish takeaways are served every year in the UK, making them the 5th most popular type of takeaway nationwide. It may not be diet-friendly, but it’s important to treat yourself every so often. At... View Article

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Best Places to See Spring Flowers in London

May 11, 2017 9:34 am Published by

Spring is finally here – while in most cities you’d need to travel further into the countryside to see the beauty of flowers emerging and baby animals finding their way into the world, Londoners don’t even need to go outside the M25 to see incredible spring flowers. As one of the greenest cities in the world, it offers some wonderful places to see daffodils, cherry blossoms, and crocuses (just to name a few). Here are some of our favourites. Parks with Beautiful Cherry Blossom Japan may be famous for its cherry blossom, but some areas of London can certainly stand up on their own. Kew Gardens is the place to be for practically any botanical interests and views in London,... View Article

Tours on Friday 24th March

March 23, 2017 12:15 pm Published by

We are currently offering our City Tour of London until Parliament Square reopens.  We would like to reiterate that the safety and security of our guests and staff are always our number one priority.  For further information we ask our customers to contact us on  020 7401 0900 and we will update you on our service.

Incident in Westminster Area 22nd March

March 22, 2017 5:18 pm Published by

We very much take our lead from our Prime Minister, Theresa May’s statement last night where she said it will be business as normal today.  Therefore our first tour will be at 11.00 and we will present our City Tour of London until further notice.  We would like to reiterate that the safety and security of our guests and staff are always our number one priority.  For further information we ask our customers to contact us on  020 7401 0900 and we will update you on our service.